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Being too fadly convinc'd how much his health had fuffer'd by nightstudies in his younger years , He used to go early ( feldom later than Nine ) to reft ; and rofe commonly before Five in the morning . It is reported , ( and there is a ...
... small night - founder'd skiff , Deeming fome island , oft , as feamen tell , With fixed anchor in his fcaly rind , Moors by his fide under the Lee , while night Invests the fea , and wished morn delays . ) So ftretch'd out huge in ...
... or unador'd , In ancient Greece ; and in Aufonian land Men call'd him Mulciber ; and how he fell 740 From heav'n they fabled , thrown by angry ove Sheer o'er the chrystal battlements ; from morn To noon he fell , from noon to dewy ...
Thus with the year 40 Seafons return ; but not to me returns Day , or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn , Or fight of vernal bloom , or fummer's rose , Or flocks , or herds , or human face divine : But cloud instead , and ever - during ...
... that fome evil fpirit had escaped the Deep , and paft at noon by his fphere in the fhape of a good Angel down to Paradife , difcovered afterwards by his furious geftures in the mount : Gabriel promises to find him out e'er morning .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Read full review
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Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Read full review